This book is a summary of the annual relationship of the Censis for the 2001 and it's meant to be a tool ministerial to the foreign observatories to appraise the actual tendencies in the Italian society. Since from the 1967, the Censis publishes the relative annual relationship on the social situation of Italy. the policymakers, the bargain men and the experts in the economic and social politics do great use of the observations, of the data and of the comments to this. The relationship of the Censis is after all the more qualified text for the study of the Italian society. In English.